Sunday, August 4, 2013

Banana Blueberry Muffins... and a question

"Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?"
- Garth Nix, Sabriel

Maggie's Banana Blueberry Muffins
Yes.  A deep question.

But sit down and have a cup of coffee...

and a Blueberry Banana muffin!

Three things led to these little muffins.

1. It was unusually cool this morning. Baking was actually an option.

2. Blueberries have been an unusually cheap option this summer.

3. A banana spoke to me... an unusual event.

Banana Blueberry Muffins
*Based on a recipe for blueberry muffins by Jean Pare, Muffins & More
then modified by me (after the talking banana episode)

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 banana, mashed

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg.
Mix in milk and vanilla.

NOTE: At this point I made eye contact with the banana...
so I mashed and threw him in, too!! 

1  3/4 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients.
Add to banana mixture.  Stir until moistened.

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon flour

Stir to coat blueberries with flour.
Fold gently into batter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.

Optional: Sprinkle nuts on top before baking.

So, did I choose the banana or did the banana choose me?

Happy baking,

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